OverviewThis four-day canoeing and camping expedition showcases the natural treasures of the Okavango Delta and the Selinda Spillway. Eco-travelers venture out from Botswana by foot or canoe to dig deep into Africa’s interior. Professional guides, occasionally aided by a river bushman from the Gudikwa village, chart a course from the Spillway into the vast 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve. No two treks are the same, as the plan must map around climate changes that occur naturally in such remote settings. This area is particularly well known for some of Botswana’s largest herds of buffalo, elephant, roan antelope and African wild dog. Along the river banks, guests enjoy beautifully prepared gourmet picnics to refuel for the next leg of travel. Each evening, walk-in canvas tents are set up by staff and hearty meals are served around a campfire, where guests share their sightings of the day and a guide tells insider tales of the jungle. For those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the African wilderness, this raw bush meets five-star experience fits the bill.
AccommodationsAll three nights are spent in fly camps along the Selinda Spillway at pre-arranged sites. The days are spent paddling or walking along the Spillway and into the woodlands of the reserve, depending on which option is available at that time, with regular stops whenever there is something of interest to be seen along the way. The route we follow will be flexible, changing with the season to maximise each guest’s experience. Please ensure that you have the correct information. Children 14 years old are welcome due to the daily walking distances. A private tailored safari is available for families with children from 10 – 13 years old.
Amenities•Fully inclusive of wildlife-viewing activities, meals, park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
•Combinable with stays at Selinda Explorers Camp, Selinda Camp and Zarafa Camp and the Zarafa Dhow Suites
•Walk-in canvas Kodiak tents
•Separate screened bucket showers with hot and cold water
•Daypacks with supplies
•Immersive walk and self-canoe adventure
Activities•Guided walking and canoeing safari
•Sundowners in the bush
Great Plains Conservation
Great Plains Conservation is grounded by a mission to find the right formula of conservation, communities and commerce. Its exquisite collection of safari camps, a study in sustainability, was designed to make a difference in the preservation of some of Africa’s most diverse and threatened habitats. Five passionate conservationists came together with one philosophy rooted in the fundamental appreciation of the good life, good people, good staff and good decisions that make a lasting impact on Africa’s national treasures and for iconic wildlife. Conservationists include Dereck and Beverly Joubert who are renowned wildlife documentary filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in genuine interactions with travelers, wildlife, nature and the local communities which they are able to help through their foundations of Community Uplife, Save the Lions, Save the Rhinos, and Save the Elephants. Guests of the company’s low-impact, high-quality safari camps reap the rewards as they achieve peace of mind in knowing that they are giving back to the environment and local people that inhabit its lands. Throughout Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, the Great Plains team has crafted life-changing safari journeys, which, while leaving no negative trace on the acres they cover, leave an indelible footprint in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to visit.Visit Website
Muan Airport (MUB) to the private Selinda Reserve (Category B) airstrip whose co-ordinates are S18″33.95′; E23″30.73′.
The Selinda Adventure Trail takes place in the Okavango Delta along the Selinda Spillway and through the private 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve.